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Nightclubbing: Funky Magnetic and Del Blake

This brazen interpretation known by most for its Iggy Pop original featured in the movie “Trainspotting” is re-envisioned by dance producers Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel under their parallel alias Funky Magnetic.

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Brooklyn Funk Essentials : Scream

It’s a sophisticated song too, with great chordal movement reminiscent of classic jazz funk.

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Sugaray Rayford: In Too Deep (Forty Below Records)

Sugaray Rayford is a giant of a man with a heart to match, gladly accepts the maintenance of both beat and melody as his personal responsibility. Oh, and he wants you to dance too!

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Ciyo Brown : Can We Pretend

On the joyous sounding ‘Borderline’ the bouncy drums and piano, swirl together perfectly beneath his voice on this excellent track

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Rhythm Rhyme Revolution + Betty Steeles : SupaDupaStank

Rhythm Rhyme Revolution are back with another cracking 45 - sounding even more seasoned than the trilogy of exemplary albums that they have released. 

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Ulrich Ellison: Power Of Soul - A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix

Former MD for Jose Feliciano, guitarist Ulrich Ellison, produces a stunning tribute to his all-time hero Jimi Hendrix. With no stone unturned, this finds this itinerant troubadour on top form...

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The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Volume 2: Various Artists (Soul Bank Music) REVIEW

The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Volume 2: Various Artists (Soul Bank Music)

One of the nation’s favourite deejays, Craig Charles, has been at it again, adding to his (by now) heaving Trunk Of Funk. Craig’s picks on this album have been bang on! Here’s an album that will...

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Art Blakey: First Flight to Tokyo-The Lost 1961 Recordings (Blue Note) REVIEW

Art Blakey: First Flight To Tokyo - The Lost 1961 Recordings (Blue Note)

Art Blakey's lost 1961 recording, captured at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo during the band’s first-ever tour of Japan and quite possibly Japan's first-ever introduction to live modern jazz...

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Rhythm Rhyme Revolution : SupaFunki

It’s a funk mantra done with the guiless self-assurance of a preaching true believer.

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Kevin Hedge: Reach For The Stars  Ft. Rick Galactik (Quantize) REVIEW

Kevin Hedge: Reach For The Stars Ft. Rick Galactik (Quantize)

Intensely spiritual house music from Blaze man Hedge, the soulful, tumbling flow suiting Galactik’s deep yet smooth vocals to a tee...

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